Price paid: $ 300
Purchased from: Sam Ash
Sound — 8
My style is most definitely heavy metal. Being the Slayer fan that I am, this certainly got my attention (and a bit of the money in my wallet)! This guitar is perfect for the drop tuned heavy metal (specifically C#). Anyone can tell that once it gets plugged in, it's made for large amps. A small practice amp that I first tried made me realize that instantly. If it isn't running through a small amp, the sound is stellar.
Overall Impression — 10
- Perfect for heavy metal - Been playing for about 2 years. This is my second guitar. The first was a Dean ML X. - I wish I had this guitar before buying another guitar, although I love my ML. - I would absolutely buy the EXACT same one if it was lost/stolen. - I love everything about it. The tremolo took some adjustment, but besides that, it's a pretty solid guitar. I really love the fret less neck and the shape. I'm a huge fan of V's.
Reliability & Durability — 10
The guitar is a little heavy and 100% durable for any occasion. It can more than likely take a few bangs before breaking or cracking. I cannot see myself replacing the hardware anytime soon. The tuning actually stays in tune for LONG periods of time. I can depend on this with no backup, easily. It will last well into the future.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
There were no flaws or mistakes what-so-ever.
Features — 9
- 2012 China - 24 Jumbo Frets, Basswood - Laminated top - Kerry King Double Tribal over Flames - Kahler X Tremolo - Active Electronic - 3 Way Switch, 2 Volume Knobs, 1 Tone Knob - BC Rich pick-ups - Locking tuners made by Kahler - Included gig bag and tools for tremolo